Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk is on.
The heavyweight titleholders have signed contracts to crown the primary undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis at Kingdom Area in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Fury’s co-promoter Queensberry Promotions mentioned in a information launched.
Queensberry mentioned the date of the combat and different particulars can be introduced “in due course.” ESPN reported that the occasion may happen in December or early subsequent 12 months, citing sources.
The combat can be promoted by Queensberry, High Rank, K2 and Usyk 17.
“Delighted to lastly get this combat signed,” Queensberry’s Frank Warren. “That is the largest combat that would presumably be made in our sport. The heavyweights all the time spark the creativeness of the followers, and I’ve little question this would be the largest boxing occasion of the century.
“I sit up for Tyson reclaiming the three belts that he by no means misplaced within the ring.”
Stated Alex Krassyk of K2, Usyk’s promoter: “I can’t consider that it’s taking place however it’s. Tough to specific my admiration for being a part of the largest heavyweight combat of the century.”
Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) has some enterprise to handle first. The WBC beltholder is scheduled to face MMA star Francis Ngannou on Oct. 28 in Riyadh, though Fury should not have any issue beating the first-time boxer.
Fury and IBF, WBA and WBO titleholder Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) appeared set to combat on April 29. Nonetheless, talks broke off after the perimeters couldn’t agree on a handbag break up for a projected rematch.
Usyk, who was coming off back-to-back victories over Anthony Joshua, moved on from Fury and defended his belts in opposition to Daniel Dubois on Aug. 26. The Ukrainian stopped his English counterpart in 9 rounds.
Fury, additionally from England, final took half in a severe bout on Dec. 3, when he stopped Derek Chisora in 10 rounds.